SJYOUGIVE

St. John’s giving day!

For 1,870 minutes in honor of St. John’s founding year – Johnnies from all over the world will unite and make an impact on St. John’s students.  St. John’s University was founded with the mission to provide an education to those in need and to instill them with Vincentian values. Make your gift from noon on Tuesday, September 24 through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019!

Make Your Gift SJYOUGIVE Toolkit

What is SJYOUGIVE?

SJYOUGIVE is St. John’s giving day – a 31-hour campaign where St. John’s alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are encouraged to participate by making a gift.  SJYOUGIVE takes place during Founder's Week, a time where we reflect upon and recommit to our Vincentian heritage. In honor of the year of our founding, the goal is to inspire 1,000 alumni to unite and support the area of the University that matters most to you.

Follow the example set by St. Vincent de Paul and celebrate the opportunity to help those in need by uniting with your fellow alumni and make an impact for current and future generations of St. John’s students.  Together, we can help ensure they have the scholarships, facilities, and research opportunities to ensure their success.

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Join the SJYOUCrew and help spread the word with #SJYOUGIVE.

Make your gift. Tell your friends why you wanted to give and challenge them to give. Talk about it on social media using the Advocate social media toolkit. Encourage everyone you know to give back to the area of the University that matters most to them.  Every gift counts and will make a difference so the more you share, the greater the impact!     

  

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What is SJYOUGIVE?

SJYOUGIVE is St. John’s  giving day—a 31-hour campaign that begins at noon on September 24, and ends at 7 p.m., September 25. SJYOUGIVE is your opportunity to support what you love about St. John’s and encourage everyone you know to give.

What is the goal?

Our goal is to inspire at least 1,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a gift to St. John’s University. We want our community to come together to support their passions and make a difference on this special day. Every gift counts and will make a difference for current and future students.

Why should I participate?

SJYOUGIVE takes place during Founders Week, a time where we reflect upon and recommit to our Vincentian Heritage. Follow the example set by St. Vincent de Paul and celebrate the opportunity to help those in need by uniting with your fellow alumni and make an impact for current and future generations of St. John’s students. Together, we can help ensure they have the scholarships, facilities, and research opportunities to ensure their success.

How can I make my gift during SJYOUGIVE?

Go to www.stjohns.edu/sjyougive. Your gift will be recorded in real time. 
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Is my payment secure?

Yes. All payments will be processed using a secure online giving form. The information collected will be used solely by St. John’s University.

Is there a minimum gift? 

No, every gift makes a difference. Collectively, these gifts add up to a big impact for current and future students.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes immediately following your gift.

Do I have to support a specific fund for my gift to be counted?

Nope! We want you to support any area of the University you are passionate about. But we do hope you will consider giving to the funds that support broad efforts all over campus, like the University’s most needed priorities, the general scholarship fund or the SGI scholarship, which is awarded based upon extreme need, so that financial challenges do not prevent deserving seniors from graduating. 

What if I already made my annual gift this year?

Thank you for your generous support! We appreciate your commitment and encourage you to make an additional gift during SJYOUGIVE in honor of St. John’s founding year.

How can I increase the impact of my gift?

Thousands of companies match gifts to higher education. Look to see if your employer is listed here, or check with your human resource department to see if your employer offers a matching gift program. If so, simply complete and sign the form and mail it to:
The Office of Gift Processing 
University Center Suite B23
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica NY, 11439

What is an SJYOUCrew Advocate and how can I become one?

SJYOUCrew advocates are our digital leaders, sharing messages and creating excitement about SJYOUGIVE before and during the campaign. With an investment of a few hours, advocates help spread awareness—asking their network to participate in SJYOUGIVE Day using their preferred forms of communication: e-mail, text, phone, and social media.

What other ways can I get involved?

Join the SJYOUCrew and share your stories, messages and images about the day using SJYOUGIVE to help spread the word